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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations, memberships and training. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With more than 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

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July 1, 2016
Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel
Charging Eagle Enterprises LLC
Image Printing Inc
Ingersoll Rand Company
Interstate Drilling Services, LLP
Main Line Measurement
YWCA Cass Clay
Renewing Members as of 
July 1, 2016
Abrasives Inc.
Advanced Mechanical
AGTServices, Inc
Appareo Systems
Billings County
Bob's Oilfield Service
Borsheim Crane
C & J's NDT
CHS - Taylor
City Air Mechanical
Cloverdale Foods
CMG Construction Inc
Comstock Construction
Dakota Communications, Inc.
Denbury Onshore LLC
Ditch Witch of North Dakota
Divide County School District #1
Edsons Construction LLC
Energy Transportation Inc.
Engineering America Inc
Fargo Freightliner
GPM, Inc
Grace Consulting
H I T, Inc.
Harris Davis Rebar
Hellervik Oilfield Technologies LLC
Job Erection & Engineering, Inc.
John Deere Seeding Group
Jost Masonry Construction
Kidder County Public School District
Krause Brothers Construction
Lufkin Industries, Inc.
Mactech Onsite
May-Port CG School District
Mid-America Steel, Inc.
Nash Finch Company
ND Risk Management Division
ND State Electrical Board
New Salem Almont Public School
Newman Signs, Inc.
Northern Coatings, Inc.
Northern Valley Electrical Service
Power & Industrial Services
Pro-Mark Services, Inc.
Riekes Equipment Co.
Riley Power, Inc.
Robinson Fans Service & Equip. Co. Inc.
Roden Iron, Inc.
Southwest Healthcare Services
Subsurface, Inc.
Systran Inc
Telecom Training and Safety
Thompson Lightning Protection
Titan Machinery Inc.
Total Control Inc.
Trihydro Corporation
Twin Buttes Public School
Yellowstone Electric Co.
Associated General Contractors of ND
Caldwell Tanks
Concrete Mobile, Inc.
FCI Constructors, Inc
JR Simplot Company
ONEOK Rockies Midstream LLC
P/D Concrete Construction, Inc.
Redi Services, LLC
Tecta America Dakotas, LLC
Timken Motor & Crane Services LLC
Wind River Oil Services

New Rules Mean Big Changes. Are You Ready?
An update on OSHA’s confined space construction and recordkeeping standards

critical issues safety trainingJuly 28, 2016 - The next Critical Issues event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20 from 12-1pm at the NDSC’s new Minot training facility. Get all of the information you need to ensure compliance after updates to OSHA’s recordkeeping and confined space standards. Attend this free session and get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, including:

- What’s the difference between the 1926 and 1910 confined space standards?
- How do I know whether to follow the confined space standard for general industry or construction?
- Who needs to electronically submit injury and illness data to OSHA?
- Are there changes to the types of injuries I need to report?
- Am I required to keep injury records, or am I exempt?

The session will include a Q&A segment, giving you the chance to ask a safety consultant any additional questions you have!

This event is FREE and open to the public. Click here to register now.

The Critical Issues Training Series is a networking and learning opportunity for the safety professional, featuring topics to make their jobs easier and workplaces safer. The trainings are free to NDSC members, open to the public and rotate to a new city each quarter.

NDSC to Host Hands-On Self Protection Training

July 25, 2016 -- Every year, thousands of people are affected by a violent crime such as stalking or sexual assault. The North Dakota Safety Council’s Self Protection and Predator Awareness course provides the tools to help prevent you from becoming a victim.

First, learn how to reduce your risk of becoming a target of a violent crime by understanding the most common places abductions occur and how to identify potential predators. Then, during the hands-on segment, gain the confidence to fight back in an attack by practicing escape tactics that can be used by people of any age or size.

Courses will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on August 8 in Bismarck and August 11 in Minot. Space is limited. Click here to register now.

Prescription Nation: Addressing America’s Drug Epidemic

July 14, 2016 - The United States is facing its deadliest drug crisis on record and yet, according to a new report from the National Safety Council, no state is successful in addressing the epidemic. In fact, 28 states are completely failing to protect their residents from the opioid crisis affecting our nation – including North Dakota.

Download the Prescription Nation Report to find out what steps need to be taken to impact the issue.

Protect Your Workplace
Click here to listen to the NDSC’s latest interview with Scott Hennen, featuring Don Moseman talking about the effects of prescription drug abuse on safety in the workplace.

Then, download the Prescription Drug Employer Toolkit to begin addressing prescription drug use in your workplace.

What do you want to learn?

July 14, 2016 - The NDSC is looking for topic and speaker suggestions for the 2017 Conference.
Have you attended a conference and listened to a speaker you loved? Do you have topics you’re looking to gain insight on? Would you like ideas for addressing a specific safety issue?

Tell us about it! Send us your speaker and topic ideas and you could help shape this year’s course lineup! Email or call (701) 751-6103.

Kids In Hot Cars: NHTSA Releases Toolkit
for Preventing Heat-Related Deaths

July 7, 2016 - As outdoor temperatures increase, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars.

The administration recently published a toolkit (available in English and Spanish) for preventing vehicle-related heat stroke. The kit includes safety tips, a fact sheet and an online form for caregivers to pledge that they will remain vigilant.

Heat stroke is the No. 1 cause of non-crash-related motor vehicle deaths among children 14 and younger, according to NHTSA. From 1998 to 2014, 636 children died from heat stroke after being left in a vehicle. Fifty-three percent of those children had been forgotten by a caregiver, 29 percent were playing in unattended vehicles and 17 percent were intentionally left in the vehicle.

Tips for parents and caregivers include:

  • Never leave a child alone in a vehicle.
  • Always check the front and back seats of the vehicle before walking away.
  • To prevent children from playing in unattended vehicles, always lock your vehicle doors and trunk, and keep keys out of the reach of children.
  • Make sure your child’s daycare facility calls you if your child does not show up.
  • If you see another child alone in a hot vehicle, take action by locating the parents, asking for the vehicle’s owner to be paged over a facility’s public address system or calling 911.

Children are particularly vulnerable to heat stroke because their body temperature rises 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s temperature, NHTSA states. A child in a parked vehicle is at risk even if the windows are rolled down – a vehicle can heat up by as many as 20º F in only 10 minutes.

Protecting Workers From Heat Stress

June 29, 2016 - Outdoor workers have a greater risk of heat-related illness. When working under hot conditions, OSHA recommends plenty of water, rest and shade. Plus, allow more frequent breaks for new workers or workers who have been away from the job for a week or more.

Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards. This includes protecting workers from extreme heat. An employer with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish a complete heat illness prevention program:

  • Provide workers with water, rest and shade.
  • Allow new or returning workers to gradually increase workloads and take more frequent breaks as they acclimatize, or build a tolerance for working in the heat.
  • Plan for emergencies and train workers on prevention.
  • Monitor workers for signs of illness.

Knowing symptoms, prevention and emergency response methods can help prevent heat-related illnesses and death. For more information on how to prevent heat related illness and fatalities visit, or click here for a free printable tip sheet on how to cope with heat stress.

News You Can Use

OSHA delays deadline for anti-retaliation provisions in recordkeeping rule
July 15, 2016 - OSHA is pushing back the deadline for employers to comply with anti-retaliation provisions in its recently released recordkeeping rule.

Pictures of bacteria boost hand hygiene among hospital staff, study finds
July 15, 2016 - Magnified images of bacteria growth on common workplace items may be an effective tool for encouraging health care workers to wash their hands more frequently, according to a recent study from the Henry Ford Health System.

Proven safety measures can reduce U.S. traffic deaths, CDC says
July 15, 2016 - Simple actions such as wearing seat belts, putting children in booster seats, and not drinking and driving could reduce the number of motor vehicle-related deaths in the United States, which has the highest rate of traffic deaths among 19 high-income countries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states in a report released July 6.

Free webinar: ‘Zika – What you need to know’
July 15, 2016 - Concerned about the increasing number of Zika infections?

Traffic deaths at highest level since 2008, preliminary data shows
July 8, 2016 – Motor vehicle traffic deaths increased 7.7 percent – an estimated 35,200 people – in 2015, according to preliminary data released July 1 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Walking meetings increase physical activity, study finds
July 8, 2016 – Is it time to rethink traditional work meetings? Replacing a seated work meeting with a walking meeting can increase workers’ physical activity and lead to positive health effects, according to researchers from the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.

OSHA releases fact sheets on combustible dust, farm emergencies
July 8, 2016– Two new fact sheets from OSHA provide information intended to protect workers from combustible dust explosion hazards and agricultural emergencies.

CDC issues report on worker suicide; farming and construction among industries with highest rates
July 8, 2016 –
Strategies for preventing worker suicide are needed, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim in a new report detailing the rates of self-inflicted death among U.S. workers.

For the full stories, visit the NDSC's News Page.

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The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.